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#pragma description Various How-to-install Debian on some given hardware (computers, architectures, embedded and other odd devices)
#pragma keywords Debian, stable, testing, unstable, i386, amd64, x86_64, Linux, Howto, guide, install, installation, report, compatibility, device
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## Read http://wiki.debian.org/DebianOn/DebianOn/HowToContribute page before modifying this page
## Discussions about his page are at : http://wiki.debian.org/DebianOn/Discussion
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= Categories =
== Sorted by brand ==
## Please do not link to individual
 * [:DebianOnDell: Dell]
 * [:DebianOnThinkpad: Thinkpad] from IBM and Lenovo
 * [:DebianOnVaio: Sony Vaio]
 * [:DebianOnLG: LG Electronics]
 * [:DebianOnSamsung: Samsung]
 * [:DebianOnHP: Hewlett Packard (HP)]
## see SamsungX50
## see HP/ProLiant
If you want to contribute, you should read [[InstallingDebianOn/HowToContribute|HowTo Contribute]] and see also [[InstallingDebianOn/Ratings|Rating]]
== Computer brands ==
## Please do not link to individual, just the manufacturer's name
 * [[InstallingDebianOn/Acer|Acer]]
 * [[InstallingDebianOn/Alienware|Alienware]]
 * [[InstallingDebianOn/Apple|Apple]]
 * [[InstallingDebianOn/Asus|Asus]]
 * [[InstallingDebianOn/Bull|Bull]]
 * [[InstallingDebianOn/Compaq|Compaq]]
 * [[InstallingDebianOn/Dell|Dell]]
 * [[InstallingDebianOn/Fujitsu|Fujitsu]]
 * [[InstallingDebianOn/HP|HP (Hewlett Packard)]]
 * [[InstallingDebianOn/Intel|Intel]]
 * [[InstallingDebianOn/IBM|IBM]]
 * [[InstallingDebianOn/MSI|MSI]]
 * [[InstallingDebianOn/Positivo|Positivo]]
 * [[InstallingDebianOn/Samsung|Samsung]]
 * [[InstallingDebianOn/Sharp|Sharp]]
 * [[InstallingDebianOn/Sony|Sony]]
 * [[InstallingDebianOn/Sun|Sun]]
 * [[InstallingDebianOn/Thinkpad|Thinkpad]] (IBM and Lenovo)
 * [[InstallingDebianOn/Toshiba|Toshiba]]

== Motherboards ==
 * [[InstallingDebianOn/Gigabyte|Gigabyte]]
 * [[InstallingDebianOn/VIA|VIA]]
 * [[InstallingDebianOn/Tegra2|Tegra2]]

## Please do not hesitate to change section name
== Mini PC / Low power computers ==
 * [[InstallingDebianOn/FitPC|Fit-PC]]
 * [[InstallingDebianOn/Alix3d2|Alix3d2]]
 * [[InstallingDebianOn/Zotac|Zotac]]

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 * [:DebianOnHandhelds: Hand-helds] Capable of running Debian
 * [:DebianWRT: WRT ] wireless routers
##ToDo migrate this page to DebianOnWRT
See also [:Embedded_Debian:Embedded Debian]
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== On Architecture ==
 * [:DebianOnPowerPC:Power PC]
 * [[Mobile]] : smartphones etc
 * [[InstallingDebianOn/Soekris|Soekris]]
 * [[DebianOnHandhelds| Hand-helds]] Capable of running Debian
 * [[DebianWRT| Wireless routers]] Capable of running Debian (WRT..)
 * [[VideoGameConsole]], Capable of running Debian, like PS3, Wii, Xbox (360)...
 * [[InstallingDebianOn/Plugcomputer|Plugcomputer (Guruplug, Sheevaplug and others)]]
 * [[InstallingDebianOn/Freescale/QuickStart|Freescale QuickStart]]
 * [[InstallingDebianOn/TI/BeagleBone|TI BeagleBone]]
See also:
 * [[Embedded_Debian|Embedded Debian]]
 * [[Handheld]] pages.
 * Martin Michlmayr's [[http://www.cyrius.com/debian/|homepage]] (an active developer involved in porting Debian on "small" devices, has information about supported devices)
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= Contributing / Editing =
 * If you want to contribute, you should read Debian``On's [:DebianOn/HowToContribute:How To Contribute]
== Official Documentation ==
'''Installation Guide''', take 5 minutes to:
 * Read the table of contents (~-[[http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/amd64/index.html.en|squeeze-amd64-html-en]], see also [[http://www.debian.org/releases/|other]]:distribution, architecture, format, language-~).
 * Read [[http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/apa|Installation Howto]], a quick walkthrough of the installation process.
Then, there is also:
 * [[DebianInstaller/FAQ|Debian-Installer FAQ]] <<BR>> common questions and answers
 * [[DebianInstaller|Debian-Installer Wiki]] <<BR>>community maintained documentation
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= TODO & BUG of DebianOn Project =

== Namespace considerations ==
 * under moinmoin, the page name is the same as the page. Since page titles is very important for search engines (when ranking a page), So page names shouldn't use !CamelCase, but Camel_Case, or Camel/Case (googling {{{"Front Page" site:wiki.debian.org}}} is more effective than {{{"FrontPage" site:wiki.debian.org}}})
 * moinmoin wiki search keyword in page titles by default, so Installing_Debian_On/Dell/Latitude_D620 has more change to match what user wants. (Whoever, the "Installing Debian" prefix
 * The namespace is how people understand the site organisation.
 * some wiki features might work with !DebianOnThinkpadT60 but not with Debian_On_Thinkpad_T60 or with Debian/On/Thinkpad/T60 (like managing attachment, finding !PageFragment, using variables, using built-in search ... see [http://moinmoin.wikiwikiweb.de/HelpOnEditing/SubPages])
Typically, this could be
  * Install_Debian_On/Dell - Manufacturer homepage. State Linux support (we can link "Dell" to "Install_Debian_On/Dell")
  * Install_Debian_On/Dell/Latitude - Optional page
  * Install_Debian_On/Dell/Latitude_D620
  * Install_Debian_On/Dell/Latitude_D620/MoreInformationAndComments
  * Install_Debian_On/PageFragment_Cpufrequtils_BaseConfig - To be Included only
  * Install_Debian_On/Dell/PageFragment_MyDellSpecificdevice - To be Included only
  * Install_Debian_On/Dell/PageFragment_MyDellSpecificdevice/MoreInformationAndComments

== Debian Versions Consideration ==
With each release, Debian gets better hardware. Therefore installation status and procedures varies. How to address this situation ?
 1.Contribution for testing.
  * Some people don't run stable. Why prevent them from contributing ?
  * Testing version will become stable someday. It's best to have our installation-guides ready that day.
 2.Contribution for unstable.
  * Why prevent them from contributing ?
  * Unstable version will become testing someday.
  * Unstable is both a fast moving target, and at the same time it is usually often very close to testing version.
 3.Single page for stable+testing versus one page for each.
  * Pros:
   * Less page to maintain
   * Web site layout is clearer.
   * Some hints from one version might apply to newer/older version.
   * Such two-in-one page are more complete, even if there might be some inaccuracy versions.
   * A new comment is contributed to both stable and testing
  * Cons:
   * stable and testing contribution might get mixed, causing inaccuracy and user confusion.
   * Page gets overloaded if the procedure is significantly different for stable and testing version.

Debian release should be named after their nickname (i.e etch) and not life cycle (so we don't have update every single page when a new version is released).

== Various problems to solve before starting ==
=== How to link to Discussion page for "included" PageFragments ? ===
 * link to the fragment /Discussion page
 * link to the current page/Discussion
CategoryPortal | CategoryHardware | CategoryLaptopComputer | CategoryDesktopComputer | CategoryBladeComputer

Translation(s): Brasileiro - English - Français - Italiano


DebianOn is an effort to document how to install, configure and use Debian on some specific hardware. Therefore potential buyers would know if that hardware is supported and owners would know how get the best out of that hardware.

The purpose is not to duplicate the Debian Official Documentation, but to document how to install Debian on some specific hardware.

If you need help to get Debian running on your hardware, please have a look at our user support channels where you may find specific channels (mailing list, IRC channel) dedicated to certain types of hardware.

If you want to contribute, you should read HowTo Contribute and see also Rating

Computer brands


Mini PC / Low power computers

Non computer (embedded..)

See also:

  • Embedded Debian

  • Handheld pages.

  • Martin Michlmayr's homepage (an active developer involved in porting Debian on "small" devices, has information about supported devices)

Official Documentation

Installation Guide, take 5 minutes to:

Then, there is also:

CategoryPortal | CategoryHardware | CategoryLaptopComputer | CategoryDesktopComputer | CategoryBladeComputer